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Cloning your pet.

Well would you if you could afford it?

Not me that's for sure because as this article from the Guardian article points out, pets (like people) are meant to die.

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Re: Cloning your pet.

Yes I would.

There is one I lost to a road accident many years ago, a very loving and loyal pet who had a very nasty and cruel death. He never had a chance to complete his life and I've mourned him for over 20 years.

I said for many years that if one of the two were possible i'd do it:

1) I could afford to have him cloned

2) I could travel back in time, save him and leave a carcass of an identical looking cat in the place where i found him dead.

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Re: Cloning your pet.

Slightly different perhaps because yours had not had a full life, but what if it had?  

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Re: Cloning your pet.

I had another die last year, had a full life, not always enjoyable or pleasant but a full one.

Yes I'd probably like to give him another chance too if i could afford it but the first pet would come first.

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Personally, I don't think it's right to clone pets for the sake of keeping a specific pet for personal satisfaction, yes losing a loved animal is heartbreaking whether it's natural causes or through human ignorance, but a clone is just a genetic copy, not something you see in SciFi shows where they have all the traits, personalities and memories of the original being, they're just a genetically identical picture that has its' own unique features, they may look the same, but they won't be the pet you had...

 

I've lost pets I'd love to have back, but I want them, not a photocopy of them, but knowing it's impossible to have them back, I just get on with life and remember the good times...

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I wouldn't, I like to think the pooch I lost would be at rest. Besides, cloning a pet...would it have the same temperament?..the same character that makes it a 'one of a kind'?, I doubt it.

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Re: Cloning your pet.

I think science is going to far.

 

Death, however sad or tagic, is a part of life. How are we ever going to help prepare our children for the consequeces of death in later life if we keep giving them look-a-like pets just to save the heartache.

 

I have lost a parent, a child, close friends and pets. Each was sad and/or tragic but life must go on and I wouldn't want to replace either with a replica.

 

 

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Re: Cloning your pet.


@Pete11 wrote:

I wouldn't, I like to think the pooch I lost would be at rest. Besides, cloning a pet...would it have the same temperament?..the same character that makes it a 'one of a kind'?, I doubt it.


As the article points out - no, it wouldn't.

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Re: Cloning your pet.

Ground-dog day anyone?

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Re: Cloning your pet.

Or Back to the Future with a real fox instead of Michael J?

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Re: Cloning your pet.

A cat which really has nine lives?

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Re: Cloning your pet.

Who in their right mind would want everlasting existence, yet we would bestow that on our pets?

I can understand the desire, but not what to me feels like selfishness - but then aren't we all guilty of that to a greater or lesser extent. 

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Re: Cloning your pet.

"Cloning your pet", is that similar to "Muffin the Mule"?

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Re: Cloning your pet.

Lets not go there Wink 

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Re: Cloning your pet.

I don't suppose that would really affect me as I only have cheap "pets".

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